Mirissa Beach, Mirissa

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Crystal clear waters, unblemished scenery, and a fun little night market await you at Mirissa Beach. Not too commercial or touristy, the beach offers peace and quiet as you lie down on one of the sun beds lined up along the coast. Rougher waters make for great body surfing, and the rocks harbor some marine life to observe while snorkeling. You might be surprised to hear that whales and dolphins--even giant blue whales--live in the water off this beach, so keep your eyes open. During the evening, tables with fresh produce line up along the coast, so be sure to take your pick from the delicious options available. Use our Mirissa holiday planner to arrange your visit to Mirissa Beach and other attractions in Mirissa.
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  • August 18, 2017
    clean, peaceful, amazing, breathless beach! pubs were all over the place. however we visited the place during off season thats y the beach is somehow rough. we only stayed and played in d shores due t...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful beach with lots of restaurant on the waterfront. Very pleasant. Pay attention to the waves
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  • August 17, 2017
    Stunning beach with warm seas. great food available, fresh seafoods ,local curries and plenty of fresh fruits either to drink or eat. A beautiful part of Sri Lanka.  more »

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Where to stay in Mirissa

It comes as no surprise that most visitors to Mirissa want to be as close to the beach as possible, and the accommodations in the town cater to this desire. Beachside guesthouses and inns, usually rather modest in size, sit by the sandy stretch and on the roads that lead away from it. The main thoroughfare, Matara Road, features a number of accommodations as it works its way inland to the west, and when it becomes a coastal road to the east of the main town. Some hostels have opened in recent years, providing dormitory-style lodging for particularly budget-conscious travelers.
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